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CAF snubs Ghanaian referees for AFCON 2017

No Ghanaian referee has been selected to officiate at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon.

The Confederation of African Football picked 17 center referees and 21 assistant referees for the tournament excluding Ghanaian officials.

This comes after renowned referee Joseph Lamptey was suspended three months after a calamitous mistake.

Lamptey who looked set to getting named for the tournament committed a blunder during the 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africans Senegal, killing his chances of making an appearance at the event.

Joseph Lamptey awarded a dubious penalty to South Africa which compelled the Referees Commission of CAF to hand him a three-month ban.

Lamptey who officiated at the 2015 U20 World Cup in New Zealand was recently at the 2016 Olympic Games where he was the fourth referee on three occasions.

Ghana has seven FIFA Referees and seven assistants but none was selected by CAF raising huge concerns over the performance of the match officials in the local game.

Source: Joy Sports

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